RN put ear drops in moms eyes...help! - page 2
I'm not an expert, but I think ear drops are ment for the ears, not for the eyes..the drops were for an accute ear infection for my mom who is in a coma and is on morphine because she is end stage... Read More
Dec 9, '06Occupation: CNA student Specialty: none as of yet ; Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 11hi babynursela, I was doing alot of this transpersonal caring after my first few days sitting with her and her hospice care nurse, and when the call button was used, the RN would respond and say they would send in the CNA in at the next shift, they are short on them...which was fine with me, I really dont mind doing any of this, especailly because its my mom...however, I do ask for help but they seem to always be short handed with CNA's...the RN's and LPN's are wonderful!!! knowing they are busy, I want to help them out too...I truely salute all of you for making the difference in a persons recovery!! it really does take a special person to be a nurse...a good nurse..and there are alot more great ones than not... and you absolutley deserve more credit than you ever get... I know I always remember the nurses at holidays and on Nurses Day...you make sacrifices each and everyday to help others in need!! from the bottom of my heart, thank you!!
Dec 9, '06Occupation: rn-er,nicu Specialty: 12 year(s) of experience in ER, NICU, NSY and some other stuff ; Joined: Aug '00; Posts: 1,939; Likes: 232I guess I would have issue with the RN or LPN's rufusing to provide basic care putting this off till the next shift. This is NOT acceptable. THere is no task that a nurse should not be capable of performing that a CNA may be delegated to do.
Now that being said I do understand how busy and hectic that it is for the floors. BTDT. But personally, I still do not find that an acceptable response.
IF you wish to help with your mom's persoanl care to keep her comfy, I think that is great.
Dec 9, '06Occupation: RN-i (RETIRED) Specialty: ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89 ; From: US ; Joined: May '00; Posts: 14,479; Likes: 2,298Bless you, your Mama has a really great daughter. It's hard watching the parent become the child. My own Mama is fairly healthy but I have to manage almost every thing for her. You are a good caregiver. I wish you well in school.
Dec 9, '06Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 38,771; Likes: 16,384Quote from babynurselsaIWe here cannot offer legal or medical advice. We can offer you condolonces and prayers.
this says it all. With that, I wish your mom complete recovery and you all peace of mind. I must close the thread on this note, sorry. Good luck to all of you.